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PM Modi indicates to continue lockdown beyond May 3

TPE Correspondent

New Delhi, April 27

PM Narendra Modi indicates lockdown to continue beyond May 3 in COVID-19 hotposts at meeting with chief ministers. As the nationwide lockdown approaches its purported end on May 3rd, Prime Minister Modi held extensive interaction with the Chief Ministers and Lieutenant Governors of Indian states and Union Territories on Monday morning. The meeting concluded after a span of almost three hours.During the dialogue, PM Modi made following comments:

PM Modi has said in the meeting that the collective efforts by the Center and the states are showing effect

He said that the lockdown has proven effective and we are getting the benefit of it. India is in a better position than other countries at the time of pandemic

Wearing of masks and the formula of ‘do gaz doori’ must be the new norms. Chief Ministers of all the states made suggestions in discussions regarding lockdown with the Prime Minister

As per the information received, several states have mooted for the extension of lockdown to deal with the pandemic.Meghalaya wants the lockdown in the state to continue beyond May 3 to stem the spread of COVID-19, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Monday after a teleconference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The chief minister, however, said some relaxations will be introduced in green zones and non-COVID-19 affected districts after the nationwide shutdown has been lifted.However, as per sources, no clear indication was made in the meeting on whether the lockdown will stay or will be extended.

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